March 30, 2015 Match Day brings three outstanding new residents to our department. We look forward to welcoming Andrew Jones (Univ. of Vermont), Trevor Starnes (UCD), Dongguang Wei (UCD-ENT).
March 19, 2015 Chair Dr. Lydia Howell shared findings on how medical schools can support career flexibility for biomedical faculty at a national conference sponsored by the American Council on Education and the New England Network for Faculty Affairs. www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9839
March 18, 2015 On March 12, Assistant Professor Dr. Christopher Polage gave two presentations at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta: ‘Preliminary Results from the UC Davis STOP C. difficile Project’ for the 2015 CDC Prevention Epicenters Annual Grantee Meeting, and ‘Outcomes in Clostridium difficile patients with negative toxin immunoassay results’ the Clinical and Environmental Microbiology Branch of the CDC’s Division of Healthcare and Quality Promotion.
March 13, 2015 Vice Chair of Information Technology Dr. Michael Hogarth, a leader in big data management for clinical use and research, has received a $8.5 million contract from the California Department of Public Health to develop and run the state’s electronic death registries and vital records systems.
March 9, 2015 First place winner of the medical students’ annual Research Poster Day went to Lucy Ogbu-Nwobodu for her poster with pathology mentors Drs. Mingyi Chen and Ralph Green, “The role of Lectin-like oxidized receptor (LOX-1) in the pathogenesis of sickle cell disease vasculopathy.”
February 12, 2015 Vice Chair of Strategic Technology, Dr. Richard Levenson presented two papers on “Translation of immunophotonic cancer therapy: from mouse to human to cat” and “MUSE: deep UV excitation microscopy for imaging of exogenous fluorophores in tissue with applications in histology and pathology” at SPIE’s Photonics West Conference in San Francisco on February 9-10, 2015. On February 16, Dr. Levenson presented “Microscopy with UV Surface Excitation (MUSE): Towards Slide-Free Pathology” at Cambridge Health Institute’s Molecular Med Tri-Conference in San Francisco.
February 3, 2015 Vice Chair of Undergraduate Medical Education Dr. Regina Gandour-Edwards is the 2015 recipient of the Michele Raible Award for Distinguished Teaching by the Association of Pathology Chairs (APC), the highest award for undergraduate medical education nationally. She will be formally presented with this award at the APC’s annual meeting in July.
On December 10, 2014, Chief Resident Dr. Christina Di Loreto gave an invited presentation on a diving fatality investigation at the California Association of Criminalists seminar.
January 12, 2015 Assistant Professor Dr. Mirna Lechpammer received a $50,000 philanthropic gift in collaboration with David Zagzag, M.D. at New York University's Langone Medical Center for their research on pediatric brain injury caused by oxygen and blood flow impairment.
January 6, 2015 $130,900 was awarded in the department's 2014-15 Seed Grant program. Biomedical research awards of $30,000 each went to Drs. Verónica Martínez-Cerdeño and Izumi Maezawa for projects on autism and Rett syndrome, Dr. Anna Romanelli received a $7,900 clinical research award for a new molecular assay for fungal infection, Dr. Mirna Lechpammer received a $60,000 program project award for a novel therapeutic target for disabilities in perinatal hypoxic brain injury, and Dr. Jeanna Su received a $3,000 resident research award to develop genetic engineered therapy for chronic immune thrombocytopenia.